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The Lutheran Student Community of Penn State is an intentionally safe place – open to all students – regardless of faith background, church denominational history, economic status, political affiliation, ancestry, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or handicap, political persuasion, age, or academic standing.

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Worship with us

There are plenty of opportunities with our community. Weekly worship is offered Thursdays on campus at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, as well as Sunday services in the morning and evening at Grace Lutheran Church on South Garner Street.

Need someone to talk to?

Don’t know what you believe? Struggling with relationships? Need a listening ear? If you are feeling distressed or troubled, if you can’t quite sort things out, if you just want to talk, you are welcome to contact our Campus Minister, Alicia Anderson. Part of why our staff is here is so that we can provide emotional, spiritual, and other support to students when they most need it!

Alicia is available by email at ara2@psu.edu or by text or phone at (814) 360-0601.

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Questions Not Answers On June 4th

Would you like to explore questions that don’t have easy answers? Questions Not Answers is a monthly inter-generational discussion for students and community members on Sunday at 7 pm in the Fireside Room. Paula Droege who teaches in the Philosophy department facilitates the conversation. Plus, there is dinner, especially for students! Our next gathering is Sunday, June 4th. Discussion will

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Grad Student Potluck!

Summer weather is great and we are WAY overdue for a potluck! Let’s gather on Friday, June 9th at 6 pm at Alicia’s house for a causal and relaxing time together! If the weather cooperates, we’ll eat on the deck and maybe even get out the yard games! Otherwise, we’ll be inside and try some retro board/table games!! RSVP via

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weekly prayer: 5/30

O God, Your spirit moves in wind and fire. Your spirit moves in song and sunshine. Your spirit moves in laughter and tears. Your spirit moves in me. Continue to pour out your spirit in ways that help me see your love. Move me to see how you are filling my life and the whole world   with love and

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Help us tell about the IMPACT Lutheran Campus Ministry and Lutheran Student Community have on students! We’ll be starting this year’s social media focus soon and we’d love to help you tell your story! We’ll be sharing short comments and stories from alumni and others to explain the many ways LCM is making an impact on students and life on

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weekly prayer: 5/23

Ever-present God, Summer is a delight, a gift, and a challenge. When I face changing demands and new situations, reassure me that you are there with me. When I struggle with well-established patterns and routines, help me see possibilities. Sustain me as I explore and learn. While I take on new responsibilities or roles, care for me. When I am

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love each other

Jesus is getting ready to launch his followers into the world. He’s preparing them for his arrest, trial, and death, as well as his resurrection and ascension.  He promises to send the holy spirit (we’ll read a whole lot more about that in a couple weeks) and reminds the followers that he has been setting the stage all this time.

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